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Comment: SEC amends emergency order regarding short sales of securities of certain financial firms

Comment: SEC amends emergency order regarding short sales of securities of certain financial firms

Sean O'Malley, a partner in the business law department and a member of the financial services and investment management groups at US law firm Goodwin Procter, says the SEC's amendments to »


Hedgeweek Comment: Bayou hedge fund fraud continues to reverberate

Hedgeweek Comment: Bayou hedge fund fraud continues to reverberate

Frustrated investors in the defunct Bayou Management hedge funds run by Sam Israel, the fund manager who faked his death last month in a vain bid to escape prison for a USD450m fraud, are »


Hedgeweek Comment: Funds of funds gain new lease of life

Hedgeweek Comment: Funds of funds gain new lease of life

As volatility lingers in the marketplace, investors are turning to funds of hedge funds to make the best of the situation. »


Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

As equity markets sag under the weight of bad economic news and the continuing problems of the global financial industry, short sellers are having »


Hedgeweek Comment: Trust the hedge fund manager?

Hedgeweek Comment: Trust the hedge fund manager?

Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman has suggested a rescue plan to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which, he claims, will reduce leverage at the two government-sponsored but »


Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Hedgeweek Comment: Hedgies are doing it for themselves

Yesterday, a former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager opened her own firm with nearly USD1bn in assets. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Steer clear of rumours

Hedgeweek Comment: Steer clear of rumours

Troubled times bring waves of rumours and speculation. But sometimes this goes too far, especially if it leads to something more serious, even illegal. »


Hedgeweek Comment: Here come the short sellers

Hedgeweek Comment: Here come the short sellers

As the shares of US mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went into freefall on Friday, plummeting to their lowest levels in more than 17 years, short sellers were counting their winn »


Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

With the industry recording its poorest performance in the first half of a year since records were kept, according to Hedge Fund Research, hedge fu »


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